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九龍華仁書院 - studying abroad and an IT career

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九龍華仁書院 - studying abroad and an IT career

  1. 1. studying abroad and an IT career Charles Mok WYCHK 1976-82
  2. 2. About myself <ul><li>WYCHK 1976-1982 </li></ul><ul><li>US: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana – BSCEE 1985, MSEE 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Returned to Hong Kong in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Worked in the US and Hong Kong </li></ul>
  3. 3. Studying abroad <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Work opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Professional exposure </li></ul>
  4. 4. Making choices <ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Local, abroad or Mainland? </li></ul><ul><li>Country </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul><ul><li>Consideration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal ability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Making choices… <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what you are going into </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opinions from others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents, peers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It should not be about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I get a job as… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much money will I make… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make backup plans </li></ul><ul><li>Be happy and confident with the choice you make </li></ul>
  6. 6. Is technology for you? Mechanical Engineering? Nuclear Engineering?
  7. 7. A career in information technology <ul><li>One of the most important and diversified professions </li></ul><ul><li>Covers a wide range of industries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware, software, services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecom, Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content, e-commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User/vertical industries </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Information technology <ul><li>Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>Network engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics/IC design </li></ul><ul><li>Project manager </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology management </li></ul>
  9. 9. IT Matters <ul><li>“Double E” </li></ul><ul><li>Dotcom crash </li></ul><ul><li>China’s information industry </li></ul><ul><li>Digital entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>IT security </li></ul>

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